Police searching Catholic Diocese of Dallas in sex abuse scandal

DALLAS — Dallas police are searching the Catholic Diocese of Dallas in connection with allegations that priests have sexually abused children. 

Investigators were executing a search warrant signed by a Dallas County judge Wednesday morning. Officers have been at the diocese since 7:30 a.m.

The church has faced harsh criticism for a lack of transparency in its handling of accusations that priests have sexually abused children. 

Earlier in January, dioceses across Texas – including Dallas – released names of priests "credibly accused" of sexual abuse of minors over the last seven decades.

The Dallas diocese released 31 names. Twenty-four of the priests were listed as "incardinated in the Diocese of Dallas," and seven more were listed as "incardinated in other diocese or religious order."

Last week, Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking law that requi...

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  • Patricia Sulecki
    commented 2019-05-22 07:20:54 -0500
    Patricia Sulecki
    2015 I started a petition at Moveon.org
    petition title:All rapist should be register sex offenders ;this includes pedophile clergymen… clergy" catholic priest and nun’s are capable of such crimes as sexual abuse on children (Ask a Survivor ) hear the victims voice and see our faces.(Abolish the Statute of Limitation) do to clergy sexual abuse on children" past & present.

    By law: all pedophiles should be registered sex offenders.
    including" clergy" catholic priest;"
    abuse;" we are asking for help in seeking justice.
    pedophiles, found a loophole in the religious system; become a Priest
    and get away with rape, sexual abuse and torture on children. Why does the sex offender laws change when it pertains to ( pedophile ) clergymen?

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